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how to make facial toner how to make facial tonerThis face toner recipe is just what you need to wake up right!

We’ve got a little trick to help you out in the morning. A strong coffee, a quick yoga session, a refreshing shower, or a delicious breakfast are all great ways to lift your mind out of morning grogginess. But none of that does much to refresh your skin! So, we came up with a homemade face toner that will make every morning a Glam A.M. 

We’ve come up with three different formulas to suit different skin types—oily, dry, or sensitive and mature skin. All three are rich in hydrating and refreshing ingredients to gently revive your complexion. And, depending on which formula you choose, your homemade toner also offers additional regulating, soothing, or extra-toning properties. 

Whether you rise at 5 a.m., 7 a.m. or even 1 p.m., it’s always Glam A.M. with this DIY toner!


How to make face toner

IngredientsDIY toner

Dry skin

Oily skin

Sensitive and mature skin


Good to know!

  • For this recipe, you’ll need to make a herbal glycerite, also called a glycerin tincture. This means that you’ll need to leave the dried botanicals in glycerin for four weeks. Or, if you’re the impatient type, you can make an infusion in just a few minutes and skip steps 2–5 in this recipe. Here’s how to make a glycerin infusion:
    1. Weigh the water and glycerin in a bowl. Mix, then heat on a double boiler until the solution begins to simmer.
    2. Remove the bowl from the heat, add the botanicals, and set aside to infuse until it has completely cooled.
    3. Remove the botanicals with a mesh strainer.
    4. Proceed with the rest of the recipe, replacing the glycerite with your infusion.
  • Each ingredient was specifically chosen for the intended skin type, so any changes may alter the product’s effectiveness.
  • Aloe juice provides all the nutrients necessary for beautiful skin and is also hydrating and purifying.
  • Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that provides a healthy glow. 
  • For dry skin, we chose orange blossom hydrosol for its refreshing and toning properties. Chamomile flowers were selected for the glycerite for their soothing properties.
  • For oily skin, we selected rosemary hydrosol, which is purifying and astringent, meaning that it helps regulate sebum production and is great for anyone with enlarged pores. The nettle leaf glycerite is rich in minerals, helps regulate sebum production, and has revitalizing properties.
  • For sensitive and mature skin, we decided to use Damascus rose hydrosol and a calendula glycerite. Both ingredients are soothing and rich in antioxidants.

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
  2. Weigh the dried botanicals for your chosen formula and place them in the hexagonal jar.
  3. Weigh the water and glycerin in a bowl. Mix and add it to the botanicals. 
  4. Let the botanicals macerate for four weeks in a cool, dark place, shaking the jar about once a week to facilitate extraction.
  5. Remove the botanicals with a mesh strainer. What’s left behind is your to make toner
  6. Weigh the aloe juice, hydrosol, vitamin C, and GeoGard Ultra in a small bowl. Add the glycerite. Mix thoroughly to dissolve the GeoGard Ultra and vitamin C. homemade face toner
  7. Transfer to the spray bottle using a funnel. homemade facial toner

Use and conservation

To use your homemade face toner, just spray it on clean skin in the morning. You can then proceed with your usual skincare routine.

When made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least three months. You can store it in the fridge so that it will be extra refreshing.


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